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by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 26, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: Question about braces and molar bands
Replies: 2
Views: 1994

if you're in spacers, yes. you will eventually get molar bands and then the wires will go into those most likely. (I say most likely because your ortho may have a reason not to include those at first) Also, your ortho may not have put the molar bands on yet because your (s)he feels your teeth haven'...
by newsboysgrl777
Fri May 22, 2009 10:07 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustements?
Replies: 33
Views: 4689

Thank you all for your advise and info. Its interesting to see how it varies from person to person. Im excited to finally get them on. you're right...it definitely does!! I think MY teeth move a LOT slower...so even if I went in every 2 weeks, not sure it would make any difference at all!! LOL. For...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu May 21, 2009 6:36 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: How often are your adjustements?
Replies: 33
Views: 4689

Mine are approx. every 6 weeks, but sometimes I'll go in and have my ligs changed sooner because of staining or whatever. And, this is typically what's been done at most of my appts. now for the tops. The bottoms, however, I am just starting on, so I'm getting my newer wires, etc. I'd have to say th...
by newsboysgrl777
Thu May 21, 2009 4:53 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

Well, just wanted to update everyone. I ended up having to go in for yet ANOTHER emergency appointment because of a poking wire (this means that the power chains really ARE doing their job!! ;) ) and so I just had them switch out for pearl ligs again. Hopefully I can keep them unstained for a while....
by newsboysgrl777
Wed May 20, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In pain...AGAIN :'(
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Oh...and I have a wire poking my cheek...already!! (Well, I should clarify that about an hour after I left the ortho, I SUDDENLY felt it. Why is it that I don't feel the pain when I'm there so I don't have to go back?? LOL)

Am I a whiner, or what? :oops: :P :lol: :wink:
by newsboysgrl777
Wed May 20, 2009 9:27 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In pain...AGAIN :'(
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: In pain...AGAIN :'(

newsboysgrl777 wrote:Even chewing hurts lightly.
Oops...should read "even chewing LIGHTLY hurts"
by newsboysgrl777
Wed May 20, 2009 9:26 am
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: In pain...AGAIN :'(
Replies: 4
Views: 677

In pain...AGAIN :'(

Just wanted to 'vent' because I'm in pain again... I got a copper ni-ti wire on my bottoms, plus a '6-er' powerchain...and I'm in pain again. Even chewing hurts lightly. *SIGHS* I knew it wouldn't feel great, but hoped it wouldn't be as painful as when I first got them put on. Wishful thinking... Ho...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 8:54 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: powerchain pain?
Replies: 35
Views: 65046

I'm starting to get some serious power-chain-pain, myself. Whether it's really the PCs or the newer wire...OW! :'( *cry* Here's to fast movement and as little discomfort as possible...to all of us!! 8)
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 7:52 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

I'm grasping at straws here, but how about drinking an obnoxious blue colored Kool-Aid? Yeah the stuff is gross to our adult taste, but that stuff is so brightly colored it might stain the ligs a bit. I'm thinking you may need to hold it in your mouth awhile in order for it to permeate. Or maybe gr...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

I wonder if you could rinse A LOT with that new whitening Listerine- if that might dull them down a bit.....might be worth a shot if you can't get in to get them changed. Just wanted to say I've heard that that whitening listerine isn't really good for your teeth because it's actually 'stripping' t...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: So i thought this was all a breeze oh buddy i was wrong
Replies: 10
Views: 1557

Just got a '6 chain'-er and so far, just slight pressure, but more so from getting the copper ni-ti wire, which is a much heavier grade than the starting wire. Just waiting for the pain because it's been MY experience to have discomfort if there's even a possibility of it. Darn sensitive mouth!! And...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 6:15 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

here we go...using the flash...it sort of gets closer to what it looks like, but obviously not QUITE as bright...it's more a VIBRANCY of the color that's annoying me. LOL http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h252/newsboysgrl777/newligs_4.jpg http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h252/newsboysgrl777/newligs...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

Calistamay wrote:I actually like it. I don't have any suggestions other than to ask them to change it, but maybe it will grow on you.
yeah. doesnt look bad on here, but in REAL LIFE...lol. let me see if i can take a more ACCURATE photo...lol
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 3:58 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

okay, here are some pics...hopefully it'll give you a feel for the GREENness and BRIGHTness of the color, even though it doesn't look as vibrant in the pics I've taken. Maybe I should use the flash??? http://i66.photobucket.com/albums/h252/newsboysgrl777/newligs_1.jpg http://i66.photobucket.com/albu...
by newsboysgrl777
Tue May 19, 2009 3:48 pm
Forum: Metal Mouth Forum
Topic: hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?
Replies: 16
Views: 2351

hate my new ligs...can anyone help me?

So, I got new ligs put on today...and I chose this aqua (more like teal/turquoise) color. I really wanted an aqua, but this was the closest they had. I thought maybe they were too dark though, so then I told the asst. I wanted the light blue instead. Then I told her what I was going for and she said...